Gang attacks Swedish tourist for defending waitress in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A Swedish vacationer was brutally attacked by a gang of young males after he tried to stop them from assaulting a waitress at a karaoke bar in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on Friday. The gang also stole the victim’s gold necklace before throwing him into a canal.
Yesterday, police arrested three men of Tai Yai ethnicity (an ethnic group from Shan state in Myanmar) at a building workers camp in Doi Saket district and detained them at Sam Kamphaeng Police Station underneath suspicion of assault. Police charged three suspects – 22 yr old Sa Ong, 25 year old Daeng and 25 yr outdated Angkham.
The suspects admitted to assaulting the Swedish man however denied stealing his gold necklace. They said their alleged harassment of the waitress was “just a joke.”
A relative of the victim’s girlfriend posted photographs of the Swedish man’s accidents on Facebook with the caption…
“My mother and her boyfriend travelled from Sweden for a trip to Thailand. On Friday (07/04/23) it was my mother’s boyfriend’s birthday. We organized a birthday party for him at residence with the household after which we went to a bar close to our house in Sam Khamphaeng district, Chiang Mai province.
“Near the time we have been going to go away, my mother’s Swedish boyfriend went to the toilet the place he saw a group of males harassing a woman and attempting to pull her into the toilet. He went in to assist and as he was making his method again to the table, the lads adopted him and attacked him.
“We all jumped in to assist and we received harm too. The men were aiming to steal the two baht gold necklace around the Swedish man’s neck. They mobbed him and pulled his necklace till it strangled him. They stole the necklace earlier than throwing him into the canal behind the bar.
“It’s a great factor they weren’t armed with weapons. But everyone was injured. My uncle tried to assist and so they bit his finger till it was torn. He had to go to the hospital. Everyone tried to defend themselves from the loopy males until they lastly fled on a motorbike. There have been 4 assailants who fled with the gold necklace. After that we called the police and an ambulance.
Confidential took the waitress who was harassed to the police station. She stored crying and we couldn’t make out what she was saying. She saved saying she did not know the lads. Then she obtained a cellphone call from one of many attackers, so it seems she does know them… The perpetrators had been all Thai Yai individuals.
“A foreigner who loves travelling Thailand has skilled a nightmare he by no means thought would happen. He fell into shock and was shaking. He thinks will in all probability be his last visit to Thailand. From a birthday celebration that was imagined to be filled with happiness arose these sudden events that can cause a lifelong nightmare.”
Uncle Boonlue, a 38 12 months outdated man who stepped in to assist, ended up hospitalised for defending the Swedish man. He was punched, sustained bruises throughout his physique, and suffered a wound on his foot from glass fragments. But the worst wound was on his proper ring finger, which was practically fully bitten off. Doctors are afraid the wound will turn into contaminated, stories AmarinTV.
Uncle Boonlue’s spouse Zaza mentioned the explanation the gang attacked the Swedish man is as a outcome of he tried the stop them from harassing a woman.
Police say they’re collecting proof to current to Chiang Mai Provincial Court to problem further arrest warrants to catch the remaining suspects within the case..

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